Update on Negotiations

On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.

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Welcome remarks by H.E Dr. Patrick Ignatius Gomes at the 109th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers

Mr. President – Hon. Tjekero TWEYA, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development of the Republic of Namibia, 
 
Madam Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Fiame Naomi MATAAFA,
 
Ministers, Excellencies, Ambassadors, Representatives of Regional Organisations,
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,…Good morning and Welcome!
 

109th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers and 44th Session of the ACP-EC Council of Ministers

Brussels 20 May 2019/ACP: The 109th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers is scheduled to begin tomorrow 21 May 2019 in Brussels, bringing together officials from 79 ACP countries to take decisions on key development issues, as well as institutional matters involving the future of the organisation.
 
Chaired by His Excellency Mr. Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development of the Republic of Namibia, the 109th session will be the first ACP ministerial meeting of the year.
 

ACP-EU Migration Action

Brussels 16 May 2019/ACP: The ACP-EU Migration Action supports the Dialogue on Migration and Development between African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and European (EU) countries.The Action provides technical assistance to ACP Governments and Regional Organisations, support to grass-roots projects with/by Non-State Actor projects and produces and disseminates information on its work.

ACP-EU Migration Action Quick Facts 

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ACP Private Sector Development Information, Knowledge Sharing and Networking Event

Mauritius 14 May 2019/ACP: The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Secretariat), is launching a series of regional meetings aimed at boosting ACP private sector information, developing knowledge sharing and networking.
 

Next Brussels Briefing #55: Opportunities of blockchain for agriculture

The next Brussels Development Briefing n. 55 on Opportunities of Blockchain for Agriculture which will be held in Brussels on Wednesday 15th May 2019 (9h00-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat, 451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels, salle C. This Briefing is organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the European Commission (DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat, Concord and BMZ.
 

ACP Private Sector Development Information, Knowledge Sharing and Networking Event

The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Secretariat), is launching a series of regional meetings aimed at boosting ACP private sector information, developing knowledge sharing and networking. 

New ACP-EU Partnership: Chief negotiators conclude successful series of regional consultations, culminating with African leaders’ meeting

 

Brussels 03 May 2019/ACP: Today, in Eswatini, Chief negotiators Neven Mimica and Robert Dussey met with African Ministers to discuss the African pillar of the future partnership between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). 

ACP Secretariat-UNCTAD to host workshop on recognition of qualifications to facilitate movement of natural persons

Geneva, 02 May 2019 - The African, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat (ACP), in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is holding an all-day workshop on the recognition of qualifications to facilitate movement of natural persons at the Palais des Nations, Geneva on 3 May 2019. The workshop will provide a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue to examine key issues related to the trade in services-migration-development nexus. It will also look at the challenges and opportunities facing developing countries and options to tackle them.

ACP Private Sector Development Updates now available in bi-monthly newsletter

Brussels 25 April 2019/ACP: Despite progress, African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries still face major challenges: in Africa, increased integration reinforces the need for better cross-border coordination; in the Caribbean, the vulnerability of its small open economies has become more pronounced and in the Pacific, island countries continue to face development challenges related to their remoteness and adaptation to climate change. 


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